Eastern European Women – Why They Appeal To Western Men

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On September 28, 2014
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Summary:

Eastern European women are not shy and retiring, nor are they subservient to men. However, unlike in the west where feminism has encouraged women to perform the same duties as men, both genders have different roles to play.

Generalizations exist that all Eastern European Women are beautiful and intelligent which is why they appeal to western men. In fact, Eastern European women come in as many different shapes, sizes and levels of ability as women in the west. There are, in fact, deeper cultural reasons for western men wanting to marry women from Eastern Europe.

Religion

The Eastern Orthodox Church with its long history of traditions is a strong presence throughout Eastern Europe. Women from Eastern Europe tend to have high moral and ethical values. The importance of honesty, loyalty and respect are at the core of this religion. This appeals to western men who are seeking security in their marriage and wish to have wives who provide excellent role models for their children. The organization of the church is patriarchal and this is also reflected in society.

Gender Roles

Eastern European Women

Eastern European women are not shy and retiring, nor are they subservient to men. However, unlike in the west where feminism has encouraged women to perform the same duties as men, both genders have different roles to play. In Eastern Europe, it is the role of the man to pursue his career and be the main breadwinner. Women also like to have satisfying jobs, however, taking care of the family is seen as their primary responsibility. Western men can expect their Eastern European wife to be a capable cook and homemaker who will relish rather than resent performing these tasks.

In Eastern Europe, men are expected to treat women with great politeness. They should open doors, offer their seat and be seen to keep women from harm. Western men who have become confused by mixed messages from women in their own countries greatly appreciate the opportunity to be a protective husband.

Both genders are seen as having equally important but complementary roles in society. Western men find that they are working alongside their Eastern European wife to achieve mutual goals rather than each of them competing to find individual happiness.

Clear Communication

In many western countries such as America, England and Australia, it is difficult for people to express their deepest emotions. People prefer to pretend that nothing is wrong and hide their feelings. Eastern European women are usually quite candid when telling you their troubles. At first, this can be confronting, but many western men appreciate that they can easily understand their Eastern European wives and fix problems in the relationship more readily.

Love and Marriage

Eastern European women place an importance on love and marriage above all else. They see accomplishment in terms of happiness and togetherness rather than material goods. Of course, a good house and pretty clothes are important too but they are not seen as the main measure of success.

Should you seek an Eastern European Woman?

Any marriage requires hard work and cross-cultural marriages have their own particular difficulties. If you like career-oriented women and feel that both partners should contribute financially to the household, you should seek a partner in the west. However, if you are seeking a wife with traditional values who is happy to be a homemaker and primary carer for your children, an Eastern European wife may be ideal for you.

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Lipi B.